Hike in checked baggage fee

April 9, 2014 By Airline Ticket Centre
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American Airlines has announced changes to the checked-bag policies after their merger with US Airline. The highlights of these changes are as following:

  • › A new charge of $25 to check a bag from the US to Mexico, the Caribbean or Central America, starting immediately. A second bag is still $40.
  • › The fee for checking a second bag between Europe and the US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Canada or South America rises to $100 from $60 for tickets bought on or after June 6.
  • › Between Mexico, the Caribbean or Central America and Europe, the second bag rises to $100 from $40.
  • › Starting immediately, American is dropping a $70 fee for checking a second bag between South America and the US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands or Canada.
  • › For some destinations, American advises travelers to check with its reservations department.